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Cladophora ball "Aegagropila linnae"
A marimo ball is a rare growth form of algae, which grows into large green balls with a soft, velvety appearance.they are native to japan, where they naturally grow at Lake Akan but are found in Iceland ,Estonia and scotland. they can grow patches on a lake floor at depths from 2 to 2.5 m. The round shape of the marimo is maintained by wave action that turns it.In Japan the
marimo has been a protected species since 1920, said to be a national treasure.they where named by the Japanese botanist "Tatsuhiko Kawakami". Mari means bouncy ball and Mo is a term for plants that grow in water. so , marimo means bouncy plant.People often mistake them for living animals because they are usually moving around in the tank. your marimo friends will grow in tap water at room temperature as long as the water is changed every one or two weeks.The growth rate of Marimo is about 5 mm per year.they grow particularly large, up to 20–30 cm (8–12 inches). all they need is normal household lighting for them to make food, otherwise, indirect sunlight is fine.

this comes with one one two inch vial, a marimo ball (ranges from 1/2 -1 cm ),and a small seashell(optional).
all you have to do is change the water once every two weeks and give it some lamp light and your done!

here are a selection of FREE add ons!

ribbon bow

twine bow

gift box ( only for small vials)

every purchase of 24.99 or more will receive a FREE nano marimo ball !!!!!!!!!

30%OFF,live marimo ball glass vial long style, micro-mini


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